I’ll try to keep things short this week because I’ve still got a lot of editing left to do and I want to be ready for beta readers next week πŸ˜‰

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The edit is going well. I’m nearly halfway there and I’m hoping to finish it this weekend, or Monday at the latest. Then all I’ll need to do is the eBook conversion I’ve heard so many horror stories about, and we’re set!! K. J. Chapman has given me the great piece of advice that it helps to change the font, font size and colour when editing, so I changed everything. I can’t tell whether it’s helping to be honest, but it’s pretty so I don’t care, it stays πŸ˜›

If you think you’d like to be a beta reader for Rise of the Sparrows, keep an eye out for news around Thursday/Friday next week, and know that I love you already.Β 


I have mostly lived on tea this week which keeps me bouncing off the walls. I’m also getting very close to the point where I don’t want to part with my book. It’s my first one and I know me, I’ll keep editing until I’m over-editing so next week I will start the beta read – don’t you let me back out!! You people make me, you hear? I know what I’m like, and this draft is ready. I don’t want to edit for the sake of editing and make it worse in the process, but I know I’ve started over-editing already so I’m trying to be good. It’s hard but sometimes it works.

But I’m rambling now (and I’m blaming this energy drink, it’s not meant as breakfast I don’t think) so let’s move on!

Thank you so much to everyone who’s read the short Immortal serial this week – you’ll be happy to hear that I am wanting to turn it into something more, but that’s all I’ll see on that for now πŸ™‚ If you haven’t read it yet but want to or if you missed it altogether, you can start here if you’d like to.

The mascot has been quiet this week so I had to find an old picture for you! I know there’d be mutiny if I didn’t give you anything, so…

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… here she is, pretending to be a human and hogging my writing space.

I’m really behind on my usual blog catch-up. Once this edit is done early next week I’ll go over everything I’ve missed. I’ve started already but I know I’m behind, so I’ll catch up next week hopefully. I’ve got some comments to reply to here as well – I haven’t forgotten you, I’ve just been editing myself into madness.

Since I’m so close to finishing my edit this may well be the last excerpt for a while! It’s a short one but sometimes that’s all that’s neededΒ πŸ™‚


As much as she tried Rachael couldn’t shake the feeling that something was going on. That something was shifting. Something out of her control, but involving her nonetheless. That she couldn’t figure out the details was as frustrating as her situation in the nightmare had been.


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